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May 30, 2012

‘Family Guy’ appeals to ‘overprivileged Brentwood Jews’ in Emmy ad

http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood/article/family_guy_appeals_to_overprivileged_brentwood_jews_in_emmy_ad_20120530

“Family Guy” appealed for an Emmy Award by asking “overprivileged Brentwood Jews” to “let us into your little club.”

The ad was created as part of the FOX comedy’s “for your consideration” DVD mailer to Emmy voters, the Hollywood award news website Gold Derby reported. The awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

On Twitter, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane shared the photo, billing it “the Emmy ad the trades refused to run,” referring to Hollywood trade publications.

It’s not the first time the show has made Jewish tongue-in-cheek references in their Emmy appeals.

In 2009, the show became the first animated series since “The Flintstones” to earn an Emmy nomination for outstanding comedy series. According to Deadline.com, that year’s mailer included the tag line, “You have to vote for us—we did a Holocaust episode.”

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